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Posts tagged ‘RD350’

’75 RD350B update: beginnings of an R6 Front end conversion

There’s a veritable tonne of lug converters for cars and trucks but there’s practically none for Motor bikes and for good reason. Motorbikes tend to have a very limited amount of room in between swing arms and forks, in fact, there’s basically no room at all to insert a spacer/converter. This of course isn’t the […]

’75 RD350B update: knock off parts

I picked up a pair of levers for my FZ6N a few months back, a pair of CNC’d aluminium levers which I believe are a knock off of some Pazzo levers. They cost me a grand total of 30-35USD delivered. They were a huge improvement from stock levers – unbelievable improvement. I got a pair […]

’75 RD350B update: Clip-ons

A good set of bars are a must for any bike and my current bars are in a terrible state, especially the levers and controls on them… it’s also a great excuse to dump them and grab myself some clip-ons! As such I’ve been hunting around for some good clip-ons and I think I’ve found […]

Dyna S Ignition for DS7, RD250, R5, RD350

Stumbled onto this tonight… “No more points for your classic RD!!! Quick, Easy installation… easier than changing a set of points!! No modifications to the wiring harness, charging system, etc. Works with stock coils, or aftermarket coils made to use with points. Timing stays set where you put it and NO MORE gapping points!!” I’ve […]

’75 RD350B update: The beginning of prototyping design ideas

Not a very big start to concept design but a start none the less. One of my workmates is currently building his third 3D printer, that prints PLA and ABS plastic but it is limited to objects of 20x20x20 cm – somewhat too small for my plans to build my own Cafe Racer Seat… unless […]

’75 RD350B update: Reproduction brake caliper

Spent some time scrounging for some second hand parts tonight by trawling the usual places (eBay/forums/Google/etc) and one of my searches was for RD350B brake calipers… well just one, the rears a drum brake (which doesn’t work as of yet mind you). When I say the bikes a rolling chassis, that’s essentially all it can […]

’75 RD350 update: The donor

Went on a north western adventure on Saturday afternoon to get a new engine for the RD. The donor? A sprint car. She’s clearly had an interesting life… flogged half to death? Quite probably. I’d have loved to have taken the sprint car for a spin, sadly she needed quite a bit of work… On […]